The Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi admired Schiller greatly and adapted several of his stage plays for his operas: I masnadieri is based on The Robbers ; Giovanna d'Arco on The Maid of Orleans ; Luisa Miller on Intrigue and Love ; La forza del destino is based partly on Wallenstein ; and Don Carlos on the play of the same title. Donizetti's Maria Stuarda is based on Mary Stuart , and Rossini's Guillaume Tell is an adaptation of William Tell . Nicola Vaccai 's Giovanna d'Arco (1827) is based on The Maid of Orleans and his La sposa di Messina (1839) on The Bride of Messina . Tchaikovsky 's 1881 opera The Maid of Orleans is partly based on Schiller's work. The 20th-century composer Giselher Klebe adapted The Robbers for his first opera of the same name , which premiered in 1957.