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Lennart Teufel, a boy with a beautiful voice and great musical talent, is mutilated and orphaned in an automobile accident. Having recognized the child’s potential, a demanding and brilliant Italian teacher takes him under her protection, shields him from the outside world, trains him and recreates what the musical world had lost long ago—an overwhelming voice which nobody can resist. At the teacher’s death, a former student of hers, now a renowned music critic, takes charge of the singer who has chosen a stage name bearing grave consequences, “Orfeo.” On his path to celebrity, he unleashes passions he cannot control, endangering his life.

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