TV/Radio Production

Services provided by:

D’Alessio Media, Inc.

Clemente D’Alessio, President

Clemente D’Alessio is the Founder and President of D’Alessio Media, Inc., a company committed to the international broadcast of the performing arts for the past thirty-five years.  A five-time Emmy award winner, D’Alessio began his career at the Metropolitan Opera, where he was television Producer of fifty full-length operas for the premier PBS series, Live from the Met.

He recently Produced and Directed a Hi-Definition television program of a newly composed classical ballet, Mowgli, written by prodigy, Alexander Prior and hosted by Angela Lansbury.  The performance by the Moscow Classical Ballet Company took place at the theater at the Kremlin.  The program will be distributed internationally.

He produced a documentary film in Southern Louisiana, The Spirit of Zydeco, featuring Elisa Monte Dance.  D’Alessio also directed seven short films about Diva Marilyn Horne, which were shown at her 75th birthday gala concert at Carnegie Hall.  Last year Mr. D’Alessio continued his illustrious career as the Executive Producer and Director for The Bessies, the NY Dance Award Ceremony, shown on the PBS Platform, ALL ARTS.

Other high profile projects include:  A Memorial for Audrey Hepburn at unicef, Placido Domingo Sings Zarzuela, The Hundredth Anniversary of the Philadelphia Orchestra, The Concert for Peace from Oslo with the Elie Wiesel Foundation, Georg Solti at 75, five telecasts with Luciano Pavarotti and the Opera Company of Philadelphia, and eighteen annual Richard Tucker Opera Galas.  His television work has taken him to Norway, the Czech Republic, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russia, and a Jazz Festival in Monaco.  Another special project was an international ecology special, Our Common Future, which was seen in over two hundred countries, and was the first live transmission of Hi-Definition Television to screens in public spaces in major cities.

As Producer/Director, he created a television music series for NHK-TV, Japan.  The series consisted of fifty televised recitals at Steinway Hall on 57th Street in New York City, recorded in concert in front of an audience for broadcast throughout Asia.  These programs were aired in Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, and in other Asian markets to an audience of hundreds of millions of viewers.  Mr. D’Alessio also Produced and Directed a film celebrating the 150th anniversary of Steinway & Sons, featuring famous Steinway pianists and Henry Steinway, the patriarch of the company.

D’Alessio Media’s programs have included such luminaries as Leonard Bernstein, Dave Brubeck, Plácido Domingo, Lionel Hampton, President Vaclav Havel, Marilyn Horne, Audrey Hepburn, Elton John, James Earl Jones, Herbie Mann, Luciano Pavarotti, Gregory Peck, Sting, André Watts and Elie Wiesel.  He has received five Emmy’s, two Peabody Awards, two Radio Festival Awards, a Golden Cine Eagle Award, a Governor’s Award, and an Excellence in Journalism prize all for a wide spectrum of music programs for broadcast.

Mr. D’Alessio has produced two nationally syndicated radio series – An Evening at the Pops with Skitch Henderson and Traditions featuring Lloyd Moss.  Both programs aired nationally on approximately three hundred stations over the Concert Music Network for a total of ten years.

Other credentials include serving on the Board of Governors of the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for five years.  Mr. D’Alessio is currently on the Board of Directors of the prestigious Oratorio Society of New York.

Mr. D’Alessio has created a print column entitled, The Philanthropist and the Arts, which appears regularly on the blog, SUMMITAS, which is directed at high net worth readers. 

Programming for Television & Radio

 Television Programs

A Celebration for Handel and Bach

Placido Domingo Sings Zarzuela

Solti at 75

Viva Victoria

Stradivarius on Stage

Our Common Future

Remembering Leonard Bernstein

America’s Musical Salute to the People of Israel

The Concert for Peace from Oslo

Johnnie and Jazz, Masters in Monaco

Master Vocal Classes with Phyllis Curtin

To Luciano with Love

Bergonzi Celebrates Gigli

The Audrey Hepburn Memorial Tribute hosted by unicef

The Metropolitan Opera Guild presents Gianni Schicchi

The Richard Tucker Opera Gala – 18 annual PBS National Prime Time telecasts.

The Philadelphia Orchestra’s 100th Birthday Gala

Philadanco: The Xmas Philes

The 75th Anniversary of the Curtis Institute of Music

L’Italiana In Algeri – The Opera Company of Philadelphia

The Classical Hour at Steinway Hall 50 programs NHK distribution throughout Asia.

Mowgli by Alex Prior – a children’s ballet of The Jungle Book.

Productions with the Opera Company of Philadelphia

Luciano Pavarotti featured in the following productions:


A Storybook LA BOHÈME




Other Telecasts with the Opera Company of Philadelphia:




Richard Tucker Music Documentaries

The Legacy of Richard Tucker (documentary)

Opera Stamps

Short and Series Formats for Television

Musicians on Music – Interviews with André Watts, Zubin Mehta, Daniel Barenboim,

Vladimir Feltsman, Birgit Nilsson, Robert Merrill, Marilyn Horne, Peter Schickele and

Victor Borge

Requisite Organization

Tango Argentino – :30 and :60 second commercials.


PaineWebber’s Traditions

Merrill Lynch presents An Evening at the Pops

SummerSounds USA

Musical Notes

Lincoln’s Music in America

Summergarden at MoMA

The Classical Music Grammy Awards, hosted by Beverly Sills

Itzhak Perlman Live in Concert

 Short Documentaries

Beit Tzipora

About Elie… – for Elie Wiesel’s 75th birthday

Professional Awards

Clemente D’Alessio, Producer-Director

National Daytime Emmy Award

Outstanding Program Achievement in the Performing Arts

Centennial Gala, Live from the Met

National Prime Time Emmy Award

Outstanding Classical Program in the Performing Arts

Pavarotti in Philadelphia

National Daytime Emmy Award

Outstanding  Program Achievement in the Performing Arts

HANSEL & GRETEL, Live from the Met

National Prime Time Emmy Award

Outstanding Classical Program in the Performing Arts


Regional Emmy

Outstanding Entertainment Program

Viva Victoria Opera Gala

George Foster Peabody Broadcast Award

Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcasts

George Foster Peabody Broadcast Award

      Live from the Met

International Radio Festival – Gold Award

Musical Notes

International Radio Festival – Finalist

An Evening at the POPS

 Cine Golden Eagle Award        

Young Wonders, Inc., Live from the Met

Excellence in Journalism & The Governor’s Award

Philadelphia Performs – a four part performance series

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