Viktor (or Victor) Ernst Nessler (28 January 1841 – 28 May 1890) was an Alsatiancomposer who worked mainly in Leipzig.
Nessler was born at Baldenheim near Sélestat, Alsace. At Strasbourg he began his university career with the study of theology, but he concluded it with the production of a light opera entitled Fleurette (1864). To complete his knowledge of music Nessler went to Leipzig to study with Moritz Hauptmann. In 1870, he was appointed chorus master and later conductor of the Caroltheater, Leipzig.
^"Nessler, Victor" The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Opera. John Warrack and Ewan West. Oxford University Press, 1996. Oxford Reference Online. Oxford University Press. (Retrieved April 01, 2008), <http://www.oxfordreference.com>.