The full orchestration is: 2 (picc)-2 (Eng. hn)-2 (bs. cl.)-2 (cbn.)/
4-2-2-1 / 3 perc / harp / voices / strings.
Orphans at Lebanon Opera House.
Tracy Wise (Korczak) with members of the Lyme Community Chorus (orphans)
Tenor: JANUSZ KORCZAK. Medical doctor, orphanage director,
writer, radio host, child psychologist, former Army officer and hero
of the Warsaw Ghetto (1878-1942). Doubles as KORCZAK’S
Mezzo-soprano: STEFA WILCZYNSKA. Co-director of Korczak’s
orphanage, his life-long colleague (1886-1942).
Soprano: ESTERKA WINOGRON. Young teacher in the orphanage.
ENSEMBLE: (with doublings)
Soprano: MISS G and FEMALE PASSERBY.
Baritone 1: BULA SZULC, MALE PASSERBY.
Baritone 2: MR. M, and RICKSHAW DRIVER.
Baritone 3: NEIGHBOR and SS SOLDIER 1.
Bass: MR. S, ADAM CZERNIAKOW, “FATHER
CHRISTMAS”/HEROD and S.S. SOLDIER 2.
Children (10): JOZEF, HANNA, HELENKA, CHAIMEK, JERZYK, ABRASHA,
STASIEK, YOUNG KORCZAK ("HENRYK"), HELENKA APELBAUM, and
MAREK. Children may double in ORPHANS CHORUS and as GHETTO
Soprano chorus (4 or more): NUNS
Children's chorus (4-8 or more, in addition to child-soloists): ORPHANS
For information about Korczak's Orphans, please email