Opera al Fresco


Celebrate summer with opera, hors d'oeuvres, and wine!


Opera al Fresco at the University of Alberta Botanic Garden (formerly known as the Devonian Garden) · Friday, June 23 · 7 p.m. · Adults $59 · Children $20

Believe it or not, summer is on the horizon, and we are pleased to announce this year's Opera al Fresco at the UofA Botanic Garden!

Celebrate one of the longest days of the year with us and enjoy a variety of charming operatic performances on four different stages. Satisfy your palate with delectable hors d'oeuvres and wine as you stroll through the greenery; let the vibrant music and gentle breeze lift you to a state of summery bliss!

At Opera al Fresco, you will see the beauty of our beloved art form come alive with nature as the stage — this is an unforgettable summer tradition perfect for a date night or family outing! 

Don't miss out on this year's most elegant garden party! Opera al Fresco will be held on Friday, June 23, 2017 at 7 p.m. 

Tickets are now available, $59 for adults and $20 for children.
Your ticket includes a selection of hors d'oeuvres at each performance venue in the Botanic Garden; wine will be available for purchase. This event sells out every year, so buy your tickets now!

2017/18 season ticket holders are eligible for a special early bird price — call our box office (780.429.1000) to take advantage of this exclusive perk.

Thanks to our Opera al Fresco sponsor:


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.

Images from Opera al Fresco 2016.