In the midst of Deutsche Oper rehearsals of his opera DIDO, a companion piece to Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, the composer Michael Hirsch has died. He was 58.
Born in Munich, Hirsch moved to Berlin in 1981, writing several operas for the German circuit. He was also a stage performer, a member of the Freyer-Ensemble.
DIDO continues its run tomorrow. The Deutsche Oper website makes no mention of the composer’s sudden and unexpected death.