He played Emile de Becque in the original Broadway production of "South Pacific", and his performance of "Some Enchanted Evening" on the original Broadway cast album made his voice familiar to millions who had never heard or seen him in the Metropolitan Opera. Unfortunately, he died the year that the motion picture version was ...
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Incredibly enough, for all his success in opera and musical comedy, Ezio Pinza was unable to read music, and conductor Arturo Toscanini
, with whom Pinza sometimes worked, often insisted on his singers performing every note as written! Everything Pinza sang, from the most complex operatic role to the simplest popular song, was memorized laboriously, note by note. As Pinza himself once said, "I'm ...