Conductors of the Metropolitan Opera. 1885-1897 Anton Seidl – principal conductor of the German repertory. Anton Seidl (1850-1898) was a Hungarian operatic conductor, born in Budapest May 7, 1850. Seidl studied at the. The “Kenny Burrell. faculty programs and performances in jazz studies. “Kenny plays such an important role at UCLA, in helping to establish a new paradigm for music education and the future of jazz. Glenn Basham is a…