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The full orchestration is: 2 (picc)-2 (Eng. hn)-2 (bs. cl.)-2 (cbn.)/ 4-2-2-1 / 3 perc / harp / voices / strings.


From
Korczak's Orphans at Lebanon Opera House.
Tracy Wise (Korczak) with members of the Lyme Community Chorus (orphans)

PRINCIPALS:

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 FATHER.

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 CHILDREN.

CHORUSES:

Soprano chorus (4 or more): NUNS

Children's chorus (4-8 or more, in addition to child-soloists): ORPHANS

 

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