Iaco Rigo


Born in 1968 in Bruneck, he is a journalist, writer, and singer-songwriter in the Dolomites. His literary works include novels, stories, poetry, and plays and are published primarily in Ladin. Occasionally he is translating from Italian and German.
His plays were performed by professional and lay theatre companies, such as the play “Die Rechtfertigung” in German (2005 Stadttheater Bruneck), the multilingual music drama “Iadô chël côl – Hinterm Hügel – Dietro la collina” (2008 with guest actors), the musical “cuntra löm” (2011, youth project) and the popular operetta “La zingaindra” (2018, Teater La Pli and guest actors and musicians). His most recent project “Fiat Lux” was a collaborative sacral audio-visual installation on the Liturgy of the Hours (2022, Neustift, South Tyrol, Italy).
Besides his own work as a writer, he is also involved in the Ladin art association EPL and the Ladin association of singer-songwriters UCL, which are important voices in the Ladin cultural scene. They organize art exhibitions, a triennial poetry prize, and song contests.