Friday, July 6, 2018
University of Alberta Botanic Garden
welcome reception from 6:30pm
Performances begin at 7pm

Celebrate summer with live music, hors d'oeuvres, and wine

Arrive at the picturesque University of Alberta Botanic Garden for an unforgettable celebration of summer at Opera al Fresco! You can enjoy hors d'oeuvres, a selection of wines, and performances on four stages featuring the best of opera and musical theatre. This year's Opera al Fresco is more special than ever with the opening of the new Aga Khan Garden, a spectacular new destination within the gardens. Opera al Fresco sells out every year, so purchase your tickets in advance!


Please note: Gluten-free and vegan options are available at each location upon request.

Kurimoto Japanese Garden

Cucumber California Rolls
Served with wasabi mayo and soy sauce.

Pine Pavilion

Ancient Grains Salad
A colourful salad with quinoa, rice, corn, edamame, black beans & red peppers. Finished with an Asian sesame dressing.

Aga Khan Garden

Falafel Bites
Ground chickpea patties with cumin, parsley & garlic. Served on a bed of greens with sesame sauce.

Alpine Garden

Vegetable Samosas
Delicious pockets filled with potatoes, peas, onions and exquisite spices. Served in a bamboo boat.


Assorted Treats
Provided by Duchess Bake Shop.


Red & White Wine
$7 per glass

Refreshing Herb & Fruit Infused Water

Please note that as Opera al Fresco is an outdoor event, every effort will be made to continue with the performance during rain or inclement weather. There will be no refunds if extreme weather causes a cancellation. However, if organizers must cancel the event, patrons will receive a complimentary ticket to a future opera performance, and complimentary admission for a future visit to the garden, which will be mailed to ticket purchasers. On event day, check our website for up to date information.