5th grader conducts Minnesota Opera Orchestra

Spencer Bubula, a 5th grader from Kenwood Elementary in Minneapolis, got the honor of conducting the Minnesota Opera Orchestra and vocalists on Monday. He conducted the "Star Spangled Banner" for them before their rehearsal, and was able to stick around to watch them afterwards.

Spencer is currently studying violin with Elise Parker, who is a member of the Minnesota Opera Orchestra.

The opera's new production of "Carmen" opens on April 25 and runs through May 10 at Ordway Music Theater.