Die Heimkehr des Verbannten

Il proscritto (1841), revised as Die Heimkehr des Verbannten (1844) is an opera by Otto Nicolai.[1]

Die Heimkehr des Verbannten
Il proscritto
Opera by Otto Nicolai
The composer in 1842
LibrettistGaetano Rossi
LanguageGerman (first Italian)
3 February 1844 (1844-02-03)

The libretto for Il proscritto by Gaetano Rossi had been given to Nicolai after being rejected by Verdi, this after Nicolai had rejected and given to Verdi Temistocle Solera's libretto for Nabucco. Whereas, Verdi's opera was a triumph, Nicolai's, premiered 13 March 1841 at La Scala was a failure. On his return to Vienna Nicolai had Siegfried Kapper rework Rossi's libretto to produce Die Heimkehr des Verbannten, which premiered successfully 3 February 1844 at Vienna's Theater am Kärntnertor.


  1. Nicholas Tarling, Orientalism and the Operatic World 1442245441 - 2015 p138

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