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Join us for the 25th Annual 4th Grade Opera

Global Arts Plus

Fourth Grade Students Create and Perform an Original Opera


For the 25th year, the fourth grade students of Global Arts Plus School are creating their own original Fourth Grade Opera!   Global Arts Plus, a dual campus, pre K-8 th grade program, is one of Saint Paul Public School’s high-demand, successful arts pathway programs.  The focus of the Global Arts Plus program is to infuse the arts and other academic core subject areas.  The Fourth Grade Opera is a rich example of arts infusion at it’s best.  

Over the course of eighteen days, students create an original story, compose songs, choreograph movement, design sets, audition, rehearse and perform their own opera.  This arts residency is an annual rite-of-passage for fourth graders at Global Arts Plus who collaborate with classroom teachers, art specialists, family volunteers and visual artist in residence Malia Burkhart.   

The aspect of this production that makes it unique is that it is created and performed by the fourth grade students at Global Arts Plus. Through the intersection of story writing, music, theater, visual art and movement- fourth grade students tell an amazing and imaginative story.


Please join us for the World Premier of 

The Global Arts Plus 2020 Fourth Grade Opera:


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Thursday, January 30 at 6:30pm

Friday, January 31 at 10:20am & 2:30pm. 

Global Arts Plus Lower Campus Auditorium

1023 Osceola Avenue St. Paul, MN 55105

This residency is made possible in part by the Twin Cities Opera Guild & 

The Global Arts Plus PTA.


If you would like more information about this story, or would like to schedule an interview, please call Principal Chreese Jones at 651-293-6606 or email