THE DIVA receives her award.
"I am very honoured and very proud. I have never forgotten that my roots are in Slovakia," the soprano diva said to news agency TASR.
The award, which has also been presented to American Congressman John Mica, political scientist Zbigniew Brzezinski, and former American ambassador to Slovakia Carl Spielvogel, is in good hands, said Schuster when giving the award on October 8.
"We can be proud that you come from Slovakia, although your departure was not so fortunate," he said, referring to her experience as an émigré. Gruberova emigrated in 1970 to Austria, where she performed for the State Opera.
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