Commissioned by Sydney Metropolitan Opera with funds from the Performing Arts Board of the Australia Council
First performance by the Sydney Metropolitan Opera: Lyndon Terracini (Casanova), John Wregg (producer), Dan Potra (designer), Barossa International Festival, Red Floor Theatre, Angaston, South Australia, 6 October 1995
The ingenuity of Ford's score [for Casanova Confined] owes much to the innate rhythmic flow of the unaffected text created by Morgan from Casanova's memoirs . . . This piece has everything a contemporary music theatre piece should have--a fabulous but credible story, a strictly modern and superbly crafted score with not a single superfluous word or note, or noise of any kind, and a performer of outstanding excellence.
Elizabeth Silsbury, The Advertiser
[Casanova Confined is a] tour de force, and one for regular revival I'd say.
Tristram Cary, The Australian