City of Song

City of Song, also known as Farewell to Love, is a 1931 British/German romance film directed by Carmine Gallone and starring Jan Kiepura, Betty Stockfeld and Hugh Wakefield.[1] It was shot at Wembley Studios.[2] The film's sets were designed by the art directors Oscar Friedrich Werndorff and J. Elder Wills. A German-language version was released in 1930 under the title The Singing City.

City of Song
Directed byCarmine Gallone
Produced byArnold Pressburger
Isidore Schlesinger
Bernard Vorhaus
Written byC.H. Dand
Miles Malleson
Hans Székely
StarringJan Kiepura
Betty Stockfeld
Heather Angel
Music byPaul Abraham
Philip Braham
Ernesto Tagliaferri
CinematographyCurt Courant
Arpad Viragh
Edited byLars Moen
Distributed bySterling Films
Release date
9 January 1931
Running time
96 minutes
United Kingdom


A tourist guide in Naples is taken on by an English woman impressed by his singing, and who regards him as her protege.




  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.

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