Ruby Elzy http://wrti.org en A Tribute to Soprano Ruby Elzy http://wrti.org/post/tribute-soprano-ruby-elzy <p>The extraordinary soprano Ruby Elzy was personally chosen by George Gershwin to create the leading role of Serena in the original production of <i>Porgy and Bess</i>. After singing in more than 800 performances, and drawing fame for her signature song &quot;My Man&#39;s Gone Now,&quot; the Juilliard-trained vocalist - plucked from poverty in Mississippi - was set to take on the role of Aida when tragedy struck at age 35.</p> Sat, 14 Jan 2012 14:06:00 +0000 Jill Pasternak 2415 at http://wrti.org A Tribute to Soprano Ruby Elzy Joan Sutherland and Ruby Elzy Profiles http://wrti.org/post/joan-sutherland-and-ruby-elzy-profiles <p>opranos Ruby Elzy and Dame Joan Sutherland are featured this week.</p> Fri, 19 Nov 2010 19:08:00 +0000 Jill Pasternak 2445 at http://wrti.org Joan Sutherland and Ruby Elzy Profiles