“Pfeffer captivated the audience from the very first moments. He is dynamic…”
A conductor at the Metropolitan Opera and Music Director of the Lyric Opera Company of Guatemala, Nimrod David Pfeffer has appeared most recently with the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, and Hungarian State Opera Orchestra, in addition to engagements with the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, in Valencia, Juilliard Opera, and Israeli Opera.
In the 2021-22 season he makes his Metropolitan Opera conducting debut, sharing performances of Le Nozze di Figaro with the Met’s Music Director, Yannick Nézet-Séguin. The COVID-19 pandemic forced cancellations of his initial Met Opera debut—Franco Zeffirelli's production of La Bohème—and engagements with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra.
In 2016, Mr. Pfeffer was named Music Director of the Lyric Opera Company of Guatemala after conducting the company's inaugural production of Rigoletto and has since performed new productions of L’Elisir d’Amore, La Bohème, and La Traviata.
He graduated with a master’s degree in Orchestral Conducting from the Juilliard School, where he was awarded the Bruno Walter Scholarship. An internationally acclaimed pianist who performs as a soloist with orchestra, recitalist, chamber musician, and vocal accompanist, he received an additional master’s degree and two Professional Studies Diplomas from Mannes School of Music. Pfeffer is also a graduate of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program.