I waited for word of an American release of the film, and really never heard anything again. It was not listed in the IMDb (it is now) or Halliwell's film guide. At that point I thought maybe the film had never been completed. But in 1997, one of Jacqueline's fans from Portugal e-mailed me to say that the film had been released in Italy and France. It was directed by Mario Monicelli. [It seems to me that at one time I heard Robert Altman's name connected with a film about Rossini. Either he dropped out of this one (which may explain why there was no American release), or it was a rival project that never got produced. Or I am misremembering.]
"Rossini! Rossini!" is not available on video in the US. Maybe in some
parts of Europe?