From kites and flights to schools and libraries, Alexander Graham and Mabel Bell changed the world. Deaf from childhood, Mabel never heard the ring of the telephone nor the roar of the Silver Dart, but she became one of the century’s most influential advocates for women, children, the arts, and science.
From their headland overlooking Baddeck Bay they found repose from the hectic life that followed the invention of the telephone.
Here, in a newly created music-drama, is the story of the great inventor and his wife who came to Cape Breton and fell in love with its people, music, and Gaelic charm.
Photos from the 2015 production:
Lorna MacDonald Introduces Alec and Mabel:
The Bells of Baddeck gratefully acknowledges the support of the following organizations and institutions:
NEW this Season:
- 3 matinee performances at 4:00pm
- 18 performances at 7:30pm
- Free Pre-show talks exploring the background and history of the show
- Special benefit performance on Friday July 8 to end child poverty
Creator & Librettist: Lorna MacDonald
Composer: Dean Burry
Musical Director: Stuart Calvert
Stage Director: Mimi Mekler
Song Arrangements: Lydia Adams