|"There is much to admire in Shtoda's singing: the crystalline diction and artistically sculpted musical phrases alone place him in a high class of musicianship, and there's a particular lovely tone-color to his upper middle voice. He seems always to be dead on pitch . . .. Shtoda has sung few of the sixteen roles represented here onstage, and, though the clear words are a joy, interpretation tends to be generalized."--from review by David Shengold for Opera News of January 2006 of the CD Russian Opera Arias.