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Mark Lundberg (1958–2008). whose voice was versatile, was able to sing as a bass, baritone and tenor, died after a brief illness.
Lundberg, who lived in Ronkonkoma on Long Island, died at Stony Brook University Medical Center. The cause of death wasn't released.
Lundberg sang bass, then baritone, for many years before making the transition to dramatic tenor roles. He competed at the regional finals of the
Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions as a bass, baritone and tenor, according to the Pittsburgh Opera, where Lundberg was to perform the role
of Samson in "Samson & Dalila" the year he died.
Born in Denver, Colo., Lundberg studied at Indiana University under opera singer Margaret Harshaw. His roles in the 1980s and '90s included Samson,
Daga in "The black mask" and Bacchus in "Ariadne auf Naxos."
A significant milestone in Lundberg's career was his debut with the Theatre de la Monnaie in Brussels in the 2006–07 season as Tristan in
"Tristan und Isolde". His sound is throaty.