Stephen Lord, conductor of Opera Theater of Saint Louis in the United States muses on the current state of singing. It is about time that a major conductor comments on what is missing in the education of singers. I hope more professionals at Mr. Lord’s level will continue the conversation that he has begun in this very articulate piece. The magazine is subscription only and the article cannot be reprinted here. I recommend that all operatic professionals ponder on the points raised by Mr. Lord.