This opera is one of the few operas in the world composed with the aim to be sung, acted and played exclusively by children. It was written in 1966 and played by Jorge Peña Hen's first Symphonic Orchestra of Children at the Theater of the Girls Public School in La Serena, a city in the northern region of Coquimbo.
In 1986, a new version of this children's opera was played in Colombia.
In 1998, 25 years after Jorge Peña Hen's assassination by Chile's military coup officials, another version was re-made in La Serena.
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- Universia Chile (August 14, 2004). "En la Universidad de Chile estrenan documental 'Jorge Peña Hen: su música y los niños'"[permanent dead link] (in Spanish)
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