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Two expat Kiwis return home from the United Kingdom in this episode of Coming Home — Rocky Horror creator Richard O’Brien, and renowned opera tenor Patrick Power. Power returns for work: he’s performing two demanding roles in Pagliacci and Cavalleria rusticana in Auckland. O’Brien’s visit is far more relaxed, visiting old haunts, his siblings and a former employer. Despite the pair espousing love for their UK residences, both fall victim to that irresistible allure of home. O'Brien, a British citizen raised in Aotearoa, was finally granted citizenship in 2011.
There's a silent question that I would imagine most people are asking themselves, because they've seen this and they're looking at this behind me here [Mount Maunganui] and they must be wondering why the hell did I leave it? It's beautiful. It doesn't get any better than this anywhere in the world.– Richard O'Brien
Made with funding from NZ On Air
Songs 'Science Fiction/Double Feature', 'The Dance of Love'., 'Running with the Noisy Boys' and 'Angel in Me' composed and performed by Richard O'Brien
'Don't Dream It, Be It' and 'Wild and Untamed Thing' composed by Richard O'Brien and performed by Tim Curry
Opera Pagliacci composed by Ruggero Leoncavallo; opera Cavalleria rusticiana composed by Pietro Mascagni