She created the role of Stella in André Previn' s adaptation of A Streetcar Named Desire at the San Francisco Opera in 1998. Other worls premieres in which she was featured include Tan Dun's The First Emperor at the Metropolitan Opera in 2006 and Previn's Brief Encounter at the Houston Grand Opera in 2009.
In 2003 Futral was featured on the Great Operatic Arias disc released as part of the Chandos label's Opera in English series, having already appeared on the recording of Lucia of Lammermoor in the same series. Futral has also recorded for the Opera Rara label. Her other recordings include Pacini's Carlo di Borgogna, Rossini's Zelmira and Otello, Meyerbeer's L'Etoile du Nord, Weisgall's Six Characters in Search of an Author, Floyd's Of Mice and Men, Glass' Hydrogen Jukebox, and Ricky Ian Gordon's Orpheus and Eurydice.