Acclaimed Italian bass singer (on the New York Met payroll) making his debut outside the opera world as Emile in Broadway musical South Pacific. This part was written with his voice in mind. His opponent Mary Martin was no match for his voice and so is heard in only one tiny stanza.
Frank Sinatra [probably the first to record it]
Giorgio Tozzi [dubbing for Rossano Brazzi in film version South Pacific]
See also: Happy Talk.