The Bells of Baddeck is proud to have been featured on CBC Radio One’s Information Morning Cape Breton today (Friday, November 28th)!
Alexander Graham Bell and wife Mabel featured in new music drama
Soprano Lorna MacDonald wrote piece; says she’s long been intrigued by story of Bells
By Nicole MacLennan, CBC News Posted: Nov 28, 2014 1:25 PM ATLast Updated: Nov 28, 2014 1:25 PM AT
A new production about inventor Alexander Graham Bell and his wife Mabel will take flight this summer.
Auditions for The Bells of Baddeck were held this week in Cape Breton; the show will run from July 3 to August 2, 2015, at the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site in Baddeck.
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The music drama is written by soprano Lorna MacDonald, a music professor at the University of Toronto who grew up in Port Morien and sticks close to her Cape Breton roots.
She says she’s always been intrigued by the story of the Bells.
“Quite a few years ago I had the idea that there’s a story here beyond what we know about the telephone and the Silver Dart,” she said. “And a big story in Mabel, who was really an incredible woman, an amazing advocate for women and children, very much Graham Bell’s equal partner.”
MacDonald approached the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic site in 2012 with the idea and received immediate approval.