Bits and Pieces 02.28.19

Comic Opera

Gaetano Donizetti’s comic opera “La Fille du Regiment” is next up in the Met: Live in HD series at Guild Hall on Saturday at 1 p.m. The story concerns Marie, a young orphan girl raised by an army regiment as their mascot, and begins with her first experience of love. Complications ensue when her true identity is discovered.

The cast includes Pretty Yende as Marie, Stephanie Blythe as the Marquise of Berkenfield, Javier Camarena as Tonio, Maurizio Muraro as Sulpice, and, in her Met debut, the actress Kathleen Turner in the speaking role of the Duchess of Krakenthorp. Enrique Mazzola conducts.

Tickets are $22, $20 for members, and $15 for students.

‘Little Murders’

The Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center’s Present Tense series will feature Jules Feiffer’s 1971 film adaptation of his darkly comic play “Little Murders” on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Southampton Arts Center. After the screening, Mr. Feiffer, who lives on Shelter Island, will discuss the film with Giulia D’Agnolo Vallan, the head of the cinema’s programming committee.

Elliott Gould, who originated the role onstage in 1967, bought the screen rights and tried without success to convince Jean-Luc Godard to direct it. Instead, the actor Alan Arkin signed on to direct, and Mr. Gould reprised the role of Alfred Chamberlain, an emotionally vacant fashion photographer saved from a brutal mugging by a young woman who eventually brings him into the orbit of her dysfunctional family.

Tickets are $15, $12 for SAC members.

Doctorow Concert

The third program of the Songwriters Share concert series, featuring the singer-songwriter Caroline Doctorow and her band, the Ballad Makers, will take place Friday evening at 7:30 at the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike in Bridgehampton. The show will benefit the Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt.

Ms. Doctorow’s most recent album reached number two on the folk radio airplay charts, and this year she received the Alexander Award from the Long Island Arts Council. She appears in the film “Pete Seeger’s Legacy: If I Had a Hammer” along with Taj Mahal, Guy Davis, Dar Williams, and others.

Chris Klein, a Southampton native, and his band, Born and Raised, will open for Ms. Doctorow. A reception with the artists will follow the show. Tickets are $20, $15 for senior citizens and students.

On the Bee Crisis

“Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?” — an examination of the global bee crisis by the award-winning filmmaker Taggart Siegel — will be shown at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor on Sunday at 4 p.m. The program is hosted by Provisions Natural Foods of Sag Harbor.

The film focuses on the tragic disappearance of bees and the struggles of beekeepers, scientists, and philosophers from around the world, among them the writer Michael Pollan, Gunther Hauk, the executive director of the Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary in Virginia, and Vandana Shiva, an environmental activist from India.

A talk by Mary Woltz, a local beekeeper, will follow the screening. The suggested $5 donation will benefit the Spikenard Farm sanctuary.

Honored for Design

Keith Skretch, a video projection designer from Southampton, received a 2018 Ovation Award for best projection design for a large venue for his work on “Time Alive,” the inaugural production of Belle Reve Theatre Company in Los Angeles. Mr. Skretch’s design featured ghostly images of the actors projected alongside them onstage to create the sensation of a timeline fraying.

The Ovation Awards were created to recognize excellence in theatrical performance, production, and design in the greater Los Angeles area. Mr. Skretch attended Our Lady of the Hamptons and the Ross School before completing degrees at the University of Chicago and the California Institute of the Arts.

Bond’s ‘Clara’

“Clara,” a chamber opera by the composer and conductor Victoria Bond of East Hampton, will have its world premiere on April 14 at the Brahms House in Baden-Baden, Germany, where she composed the work during a residency.

Presented as part of the Berlin Philharmonic Easter Festival, “Clara” interweaves the lives of Clara Wieck Schumann, Robert Schumann, and Johannes Brahms into a dramatic mixture of music and passion. Michael Hasel of the Berlin Philharmonic will conduct the fully staged production.