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Marta Hendriks is onstage at the Metropolitan Opera in New York when she learns of her beloved husband's death in a house fire. Two years later, Marta is ready to resume her career. Hired to sing Violetta for the Paris Opera, she triumphs in the opening-night performance. During one of her rare days off, caught in a sudden downpour, she dashes for the shelter of a subway station and spots someone doing the same. It is her husband. Did she actually see him? Back home in Toronto, she struggles with her need for the truth at the precipice of madness.