July 8th, 2016

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Her first job out of college: the lead in 'West Side Story' at the Hollywood Bowl

By Catherine Womack

Solea Pfeiffer’s last stage role was in a student production of “Guys and Dolls” at the University of Michigan. Her next is at the Hollywood Bowl.

Pfeiffer, 21, has been plucked from relative obscurity to sing the role of Maria in Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story” on July 14. She won the job after the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s artistic team showed YouTube clips of Pfeiffer — her intense stage presence and a powerful, thoughtfully controlled voice on full display — to Music Director Gustavo Dudamel.

Performing at the Hollywood Bowl is a break that Pfeiffer is embracing with the sort of unbridled enthusiasm that will come in handy as she twirls around the stage singing “I Feel Pretty.”

Speaking by phone from New York recently, Pfeiffer’s sentences were punctuated by exclamation points as she processed her whirlwind summer.
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