Isabelle has only one ambition in life, and that is to become an opera singer. To do this she must attend The Royal Academy of Music in London and become classically trained. Isabelle is a widow and has a young son to support and the fees for the academy are beyond her means as a music teacher. Her only recourse is to apply for the annual scholarship.
In the summer of 1885 after losing the scholarship for a second time and eager to earn more money, she decides to answer an advertisement. This simple act and the meeting of a mysterious man called "Karl" will change her life forever.
In the coming years, Isabelle is destined to discover not only her true potential, but also the lengths she is willing to go to realize her ambition.