Singer Taylor Dayne had years of operatic training to fine-tune her mezzo-soprano voice. When she cranks it up, as she did often at the Greek Theatre on Friday, it's dazzling.
Too often, though, that voice was wasted.
Dayne's problem has always been that her material isn't good enough to provide an adequate showcase for her glowing voice. Her two albums boast a batch of Top 10 singles--but none are first-rate songs. Some of her biggest hits have been ballads sporting schmaltzy lyrics, like "Love Will Lead You Back" and "I'll Always Love You."