Tines with pianist Michael Schachter.

Tines with pianist Michael Schachter.

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Were you there

Opera performance memorializes victims of police brutality

Bass-baritone Davóne Tines and pianist Michael Schachter closed out the “Run AMOC!” American Modern Opera Company festival at the American Repertory Theatre on Monday, Dec. 18 with a stirring musical meditation on police brutality. “Were You There” implores the audience to remember victims in a time when death and violence are increasingly normalized and forgotten.