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Friday, May 24, 2013
The most prominent contemporary opera singer Edita Gruberová - an opera diva and a soloist of the State Opera in Vienna has appeared as guest on the best known opera stages all over the world.
Ivan Bella is the first and so far the only Slovak astronaut. The Slovaks appreciate him in the same way as the Russians do Gagarin and his flight helped Slovakia become part of the club of space countries.
Ján Chryzostom Korec was one of the most important representatives of the opposition catholic movement during the communist regime. He had a turbulent life of a deeply religious man who would not be broken by the arrogant power of the communists.
The most significant Slovak contemporary theatre director titled merited artist. He became very popular in the Czech Republic where he directed the greatest musicals of these days.
During his rich career, the football coach of the century Jozef Vengloš played in the Bratislava club Slovan, he helped to win the European Championship in 1976, and he was the first non-British coach in English professional football.
Karol Kállay is of the most significant representative of the Slovak photography. His extensive lifelong work influenced several fields of photography, but his talent has mostly been shown in the photographic reportage.