2024 | Opera Under the Stars

Community Events
Location: UBC Okanagan
Jun 27 | 8:00PM
RUNTIME 1.5 Hours

General Registration, join the waitlist, or purchase your Elevated Experience tickets here.

Join us in at UBC’s Okanagan campus for an outdoor evening concert featuring a quartet of professional opera singers. Our artists will perform favourite songs from well-known operas, as well as music of other genres and perhaps a surprise performance or two!

Bring your favourite blanket or festival chairs and settle on the lawn for a glorious evening under the stars. Guests are welcome to bring their own picnic and refreshments, but no outside alchohol is permitted on site.

Event details

  • Site opens at 6:30 pm
  • NEW LOCATION: Commons Field
  • Performance begins at 8:00 pm and will run a little over one hour.
  • Refreshments: NEW this year! Midtown Station Food + Drink has prepared picnic boxes that you can pre-order with your registration, and pick up when you arrive. (details below). NOTE: there will be no food trucks on site this year.
  • Parking: Parking will be free across campus beginning at 6:00 pm.
  • Accessibility needs? Golf cart transport will be available from the parking lots E, F and H. Please ensure you arrive early if you require this special service as there may be a wait.  If you have accessibility questions, please email [email protected].
  • Washrooms are available throughout the evening in the Arts and Admin buildings.


Elevate your experience

Add to your night on campus with an OPUS Elevated Experience, beginning at 6:45 pm at the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies building and featuring:

  • pre-concert reception with community leaders sponsored by the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, featuring wine from Bench 1775 and refreshments from Midtown Station Kitchen
  • An escort to reserved, chaired-seating for the concert
  • Evening access to the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies’ exciting exhibition of Honky Tonk Chapel, curated by UBC Okanagan Gallery Curator, Dr. Stacey Koosel. The exhibition features Kevin McKenzie’s well-known series of resin-cast, neon glowing buffalo skulls, in an installation which juxtaposes pop culture, muscle cars, hot rods and honky tonk bar references with sacred icons intrinsic to Indigenous traditional beliefs and spirituality, such as buffalo skulls and religious motifs. This exhibition is part of the Indigenous Art Intensive, and is organized by the UBC Okanagan Gallery.

Limited tickets for this experience are available at $80 each. Tickets must be purchased with OPUS registration.


NEW FOR 2024: Picnic Boxes (main courtyard)

If you’re booking general registration and don’t plan to pack your own picnic, Midtown Station will do it for you! Prepurchase when you register for tickets and simply pick up when you arrive.  Prices includes all tax and fees.

Serves 2 people  (2 registrations required to purchase picnic boxes that include bottle of wine, as per BCLC regulations).

Recyclable glasses provided with wine purchase 

Prices including taxes and processing fees


Charcuterie Box – $27.83 

Charcuterie Box & bottle of Bench 1775 Sauvignon Blanc – $86.23 

Charcuterie Box & bottle of Bench 1775 Merlot – $86.23 

Local Produced Farmers Sausage, Pepperoni Stick + Salami 

BC Gouda + Aged Cheddar 

GF seed crisps 

Okanagan Grapes 

Rosemary Kettle Chips 

House Pickles 

Summer Fruit Preserve 


Vegetarian Picnic Box – $26.75 

Vegetarian Picnic Box & bottle of Bench 1775 Sauvignon Blanc – $86.23 

Vegetarian Picnic Box & bottle of Bench 1775 Merlot – $86.23

Falafel Bites 

BC Gouda + Aged Cheddar 

GF seed crisps 

Okanagan Grapes 

Rosemary Kettle Chips 

House Pickles 

Summer Fruit Preserve


Planning to make a night of it?

Our friends at ARGUS are offering OPUS attendees 20% off room rates and free shuttle service for June 27th at the Hampton Inn & Suites, or Four Points Sheraton. Direct link for hotel booking is available after registration checkout!

Please note that we are unable to provide refunds on on Elevated Experience tickets or picnic boxes.

Food and beverage purchases are licensed under Midtown Station Food + Drink #306827.


If you have any questions please contact us at 778-721-5341 or [email protected].

This concert and event are free to our community. Thank you to our Co-presenting Sponsors for making this possible!

Creative Team


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