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Opera Tea in the Garden @ UBC Botanical Gardens

UBC Opera presents an afternoon classic and perennial favorite. Listen to a concert of opera selections while enjoying the beauty of UBC's Botanical Gardens. Coffee, tea and light refreshments are served and entrance to the gardens is included.


Tickets are $20 ($15 students/seniors) and are available for purchase online without extra fees:


http://ubcopera.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event.asp?id=235&cid=28


You must purchase your own ticket, and we will meet just inside the entrance after presenting our tickets, to get seats together for the tea.

UPDATE 02 April: Tickets are now SOLD OUT for this event. If you did not already purchase your ticket, then unfortunately you will not be able to attend the event.

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  • Nora

    Lovely venue and music. It's so interesting to see young artists as they develop!

    April 8, 2013

  • Danielle B.

    Thank you all for coming out today! It was a lovely performance, and a good time overall... Though I did get a note from someone (who chose to leave the group) stating that she did walk away from us and explore on her own on purpose because we were "ignoring her." And of course she did not contribute for her ride either. Whatever... some people really need hand-holding, I guess. Glad you all had a fabulous time, and I look forward to seeing you again :)

    April 8, 2013

  • Carly G.

    Great show! Lovely people :)

    1 · April 7, 2013

  • Carly G.

    It was lovely to see you all today. I was sorry to miss the garden walk. I hope to see you all again soon :)

    1 · April 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This will be my first event with the group! I live in Abbotsford and love any excuse to come into the city!

    March 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It was nice to meet everyone today! Hope to see you at future events....

      1 · April 7, 2013

  • Julie L.

    Where were the little triangle sandwiches?

    April 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    O.K. ! 10th & Granville would be easier for you. Just checked Google Maps and there's a parking meter just a little passed the corner. If someone is parked there you can just pull in behind them. ...I'm a short "slightly wide" woman and I'll have a cane with me. Still recovering from an injured knee. ...I think I’ll wear pants in case it's cool in the gardens. Since the concert starts at 2 pm, would you like me to be there by 1:15 pm ? That will give us time to get to UBC, find a place to park and get a seat. You can call me at:[masked]-5827. So looking forward to it !!

    April 3, 2013

    • Danielle B.

      Disappearing in the garden after the performance was further disrespectful, as we waited for everyone to catch up at the next fork in the path (to make sure no one gets lost or confused, I always gather the group together at any point where someone might be confused about which way to go). We waited and waited for you to come back onto the path and join us, and I even went after you but couldn't find you. We eventually realized that if you wanted to be with the group and were just confused or felt lost, you would have waited at the place where you last saw us. We waited there and you didn’t, so we concluded that you were just exploring. Since you choose not to have a cell phone, that does make it difficult to keep in touch. 

      April 7, 2013

    • Danielle B.

      Obviously I could not give you a ride home, or ask for the $10, since you went off on your own. I do expect more respect from the members of the group, since I both pay for it and also volunteer my time to organize/oversee the events - except when I am prevented from doing so because I foolishly offered to give a ride to a member who doesn't care enough to be on time for pickup; I'll not offer a ride to anyone else in the future, because of this experience today.

      April 7, 2013

  • Carly G.

    I'm here :) A bit late so I'm sat at the back. Catch you all on a break hopefully.

    April 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What should we wear tomorrow ?! It might be raining so I'm thinking I should wear my boots ? Has anyone been to this event before ?

    April 6, 2013

    • Danielle B.

      I'll be coming from work and want to walk in the gardens, so I'm not dressing up as I usually would - but feel free to dress however you want to!

      April 7, 2013

  • Cheryl

    Didn't get tickets in time!

    April 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Too late to get my ticket, maybe next year. Thanks for letting me know about this group, Danielle.

    April 6, 2013

  • Julie L.

    I have my ticket and I'm looking forward to it.

    April 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hmmmmm...maybe boots and a brolly would be a good plan ! :)

    April 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I don't own a car and have never been to the Botanical Gardens. Would it be possible for someone to pick me up in the Granville & Broadway area ? The Masonic Lodge at West 8th & Granville has parking out front. please RSVP.

    April 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Dear Danielle - I actually live closer to Commercial & Broadway but, I thought it would save someone from too much driving if we met in a more central area. On the other hand, if you live close by, I would be happy to treat you to a drink/ coffee, if it wasn’t inconvenient to pick me up from my place. I LOVE opera and just couldn’t miss out on this wonderful treat !!

      1 · April 2, 2013

    • Danielle B.

      I will be driving from work on the north shore, so Granville would be more convenient - maybe it would be easier to pick you up along 10th where I can pull over instead of trying to dodge traffic on Broadway? You have my cell number so send me a private message with yours and we can coordinate the details :)

      April 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    April 2, 2013

    • Danielle B.

      You're right! When I checked the site this afternoon, it read "SOLD OUT" instead of having the ticket purchase options, but now the purchase menus are back. I guess they released more tickets :)

      April 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So - what's everybody going to wear ?! I'm hoping it will be fairly nice on Sunday but, the forecast is for rain. Has anyone been to this kind of event at UBC before ? Do they have a tent covering the garden area where we will be seated ? Hope so !

    April 2, 2013

  • May

    ticket sold out, will act sooner next time!

    April 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    didn't purchase ticket in time :(

    April 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ticket bought ! I'll be there ! LOVE OPERA !!

    1 · April 2, 2013

  • Carly G.

    My ticket is purchased.

    1 · April 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have purchased a ticket!

    1 · April 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My loss. Tickets sold out. I will definately not delay my ticket purchasing for future events. I hope you all have a wonderful afternoon!!!

    April 2, 2013

  • Danielle B.

    Ticket purchased

    April 2, 2013

  • Becky H.

    I'm sorry to cancel, for health reasons.

    March 27, 2013

  • Karen C.

    Would love to meet you ladies but i work most Sundays. Hope to meet you all soon. :)

    March 12, 2013

  • Amber

    I am writing to say that due to recent surgery, i am not yet up to out side events. I really had wanted to go to this event... Sorry for the cancellation

    March 10, 2013

  • Julie L.

    Looking forward to meeting the social butterflies.

    March 10, 2013

  • Shila_Bhimji

    I will be out of town on Holiday, however, this looks so much fun

    March 8, 2013

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