This Day in the Arts: September 16
Hildegarde of Bingen, a mystic, author, and composer, is born in Germany.
B.B. King, American blues guitarist and singer and leader of an urban blues revival in the 1960s, is born.
The new Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center in New York opens with the debut performance of Samuel Barber’s Antony and Cleopatra, starring Leontyne Price.