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Carole Mikita ReportingMove over Mozart, kids at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic School wrote the lyrics and are starring in their own opera. What makes this story so impressive is that the kids are only five and six years old.
It's called, "Superdog: The Heart of a Hero." The story focuses on a lonely pooch that has no friends and the other dogs and cats at the pet shop make fun of her. Things get better for the dog thanks to superheroes. They give her the gift of confidence.
Alexandra Soran is in the opera. She says she has never done anything like this. "We practiced a hundred times already." Wow, that's impressive. "Yesterday, we had an opera for the school, but today is our real opera," says Nicholas Van School, who is also in the opera.
A special class from the Utah Symphony and Opera inspired their teacher. The children started by reading a book. "It's truly their creation. They painted the set, they glued on the costume parts. They put all of their ideas forth to create this," says kindergarten teacher Mary Williams.
The kids have one more performance tomorrow for the Ladies Literary Club in Salt Lake.